If You Struggle With Impostor Syndrome, This Post Is Calling Your Name

July 10, 2020

Impostor syndrome is that thing we all feel once in a while (sometimes very regularly) in which we doubt our accomplishments and skills, and have the persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud” or a “scam”. Impostor syndrome aka I feel like a fraud.

If you struggle with it, then you’ll relate to one or more of these points.

1. Without any trigger, you automatically feel like a fraud.

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2. Thinking that your employers are about to find out that you’re the fraud you think you are.

3. Naming the price of a service you offer.

You to yourself:

You second guess yourself because you think you’re not worth it and imagine the client feels the same way.

4. When you’re given a responsibility or task.

You’re shocked because you don’t know why anyone trusts you with such a responsibility.

5. When someone compliments you.

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6. When you win an award or get some other kind of recognition for your work.

You tell yourself, well maybe that award wasn’t that big a deal or convince yourself it was a mistake and that you shouldn’t have won it. You do anything to downplay it.

7. You think you don’t know anything and everyone else knows a shitload.

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8. When someone invites you to speak on a panel.

Or they invite you to an event where people you think are big shots are.

9. You automatically think you’re not qualified for stuff.

10. Here’s some consolation:

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Have you experienced impostor syndrome before? How did you feel? How did you get over it? Leave a comment and share.

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